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A special hard drive for the PS2

  Yet another product or add-on for Playstation 2 is in the works. It is called the Expansion Module and it should be out around the end of 2001. This product will feature numerous capabilities to enhance the capabilities of the PS2. The Hard Disk Drive, will be able to store over 50 gigabytes worth of memory downloaded with a high speed cable modem. Now Sony hasn't confirmed anything as of yet, but you can guess this will be happening for Sony and all of you getting PSX2. Now the rumored price is actually quite good, and affordable. It should be in the $90 (10,000 Yen) ballpark which is not steep at all. The drive's enormous amount of space could be used as a network adapter and as an E-distribution server.

   EA and MGM will tango once again, with another 007 Bond title. This one is "007 The World is Not Enough". Now the game is planned on PSX 2, and since PSX 2's Emotion Engine is capable of making 77 million polygons per second, you'll think you're watching and directing a movie. What EA and MGM should do is make the game follow the movies precise footsteps. Also a 1st person and 3rd person view should be optional, so the gamer can have a variety of camera options to choose from. Probably the two most important things in the game should be 4 player compatibility, and multiple game engines just like in "Tomorrow Never Dies".

   Square is planning seven PSX 2 games, and most of them are RPG's. But the question is what are the seven games. The first thing that comes in my mind is another Final Fantasy title. Second thing is another Chrono title. 3rd title might be a sequel to Ehrgeiz. The 4th one I know is a game called "Bouncer". 5th one might be another FF Tactics game. 6th one could be a Racing game. And finally the 7th game could quite possibly a sequel to Xenogears.

   Tony Hawks Pro Skater is just about ready to go, and Activison and Neversoft are already planning Tony Hawk 2 on Playstation 2. There is nothing known about the game yet, but as PSX 2 gets closer and closer to it's US debut I'm sure something will spill, from Activison.

9/25/1999 SolidSnake

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